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cliff. the talks. joining me now to discuss the congressional leaders meeting is chris van hollen, ranking democratic, ranking members of the house budget committee. thanks for waiting while we talked about all of this that is happening in washington. >> a lot going on, indeed. >> the real story. of course that is going to face every american is whether our taxes go up, whether huge spending cuts take place and whether this will precipitate potentially another recession. i do have the feeling from what -- do you have the feeling from what you've heard from the speaker there is a solution and he will be able to garner enough votes on the republican side of the caucus and you on the democrat to try to avert this? the house is where the action is. >> they had a constructive meeting at the white house. the president and the top four congressional leaders, republicans and democrats. there was a spirit of cooperation today. the challenge is ahead because while everyone is committed to working to avoid going over the fiscal cliff for the reasons you just mentioned, obviously the devil is
chris van hollen, the democrat are melted join us as we continue this conversation. and i think the congressman easier. but for those of you who don't know of course, chris van hollen, the democrat from maryland is a top democrat on the budget committee, the house budget committee to keep in a critical point in these negotiations as well. as part of the supercommittee and someone who certainly has been a critical component to these conversations, and congressman, if you could join us. he's also a local guy. we always appreciate that here in washington. good to see you. thanks for joining us. i do know how much you heard of gene sperling, but what was the message you gave to him, what's the house democrat message to the administration as they go into these conversations because i did catch a lot of speak to you say play hardball? >> i did not. but what i said was i thought he laid it out well. in fact, gene and i are very much on the same page on these issues. with the president. so look, the challenge is pretty clear. number one, we've got to focus on accelerating the economy an
congressman chris van hollen. >>guest: i think a deal can be reached, the sentiment was good they had constructive talks but as you indicated --. >>neil: what made them constructive? >>guest: in the sense that all parties understood the importance trying to revent us from going over the fiscal cliff but the devil is in the details. we have had the sentiments before and they have not produced a result. so this will be some are very tough negotiating. it is obviously better that the mood is constructive than otherwise but at the end of the day, very tough compromises will have to be hammered out. >>neil: nancy pelosi said, not to touch entitlements talking generally about medicare and medicaid, and social security, and a letter circulating in the senate senators harken and rockefeller of the same sentiment. do you agree? >>guest: we have different approaches for saving money. if you save money the way we did in affordable care act by reducing costs but not simply transferring rising health care costs on to the backs of seniors that is the approach we put forward. >>neil: you are not in
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